Holberg Prize News

Graduate opportunity: Masterclass with Holberg Prize Laureate 2015

26.03.2015
The Holberg Prize is now offering scholarships to Nordic PhD students for the first ever Holberg Prize Masterclass.

Welcome to the Holberg Week 8–11 juni!

26.03.2015
We look forward to discussions and lectures by prominent international guests, an unofficial talk show with this year’s Laureates, and much more! Welcome to the Holberg Week!

Julia Kristeva appointed the highest order in France

06.01.2015
The French President François Hollande appointed Julia Kristeva to Commander of the French Legion of Honour ("commandeur de la Légion d’honneur) 21st December 2014.

The Holberg Committee meeting in Vienna

08.10.2014
At the deadline for nominations there were 67 nominations for the 2015 Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize 2014 is awarded to scholar of Islamic history

10.03.2014
The british historian Michael Cook is awarded ‘the Nobel Prize of the arts, humanities and social sciences’. Terje Lohndal is the youngest recipient ever to be awarded the Nils Klim Prize.

The Holberg Anniversary Lectures 2014

18.02.2014
The Holberg Lectures presents a general audience in Norway with a unique opportunity to listen to world-leading academics, all previous winners of the Holberg Prize.

Bruno Latour wins the 2013 Holberg Prize

30.04.2013
The Board of the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund has decided to award the 2013 Holberg International Memorial Prize to anthropologist and sociologist Bruno Latour. The Prize amount is NOK 4.5 million (EUR 610,000/USD 790,000).

Jürgen Kocka awarded Holberg Prize 2011

08.06.2011
H. R. H. Crown Prince Haakon presented Holberg International Memorial Prize to Professor Jürgen Kocka, and Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland, presented the Nils Klim Prize to Dr. Jørn Jakobsen.

Interview with Jürgen Kocka

15.03.2011
The Holberg Prize of 2011 was awarded to Professor of History, Jürgen Kocka, for his work on modern German and European history. In this interview he speaks about his background, research interests, thoughts about the status of the social sciences and humanities today.

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